Obituaries 01/14/2021

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Eula Jo Wiley

  Eula Jo Kidwell Wiley, age 86, of Madison, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Monday, January 4th, 2021, at the Jewel Place in Madison.

  Eula Jo entered this life on May 14th, 1934 near Brooksburg in Jefferson County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late James Fredrick and Margaret E. Tevis Kidwell. She was raised in the Brooksburg community and was a member of the Brooksburg United Methodist Church. She graduated from high school at Central on Ryker’s Ridge in 1952 and her nickname was, “Joey”.

  On June 1st, 1953, Jo was united in marriage to Ronald L. Wiley. This happy union was blessed with 47 years of marriage until his death.

  Jo and Ronnie lived in many areas such as: Las Vegas, Washington, Atlanta, Chesapeake Bay and Cincinnati Ohio, due to his job.

  While living in Maryland Jo taught school; and after moving to Cincinnati she worked for Haig Printing in Blue Ash as a correlator.

  She had enjoyed being a member of the Brooksburg Friendly Circle and singing in the Monday Night Gospel Group with Tommy Day. She had last been a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church and enjoyed helping with the Team Kid’s Ministry. Jo loved to travel and her favorite destination was the beach, especially in Daytona and St. Petersburg, Florida. She also loved her trips to the Smokey Mountains and Gatlinburg. If Toby Tours was going somewhere she was on the bus.

  She raised flowers and dearly loved her rose bushes. Jo liked making ceramics, playing bingo, dancing, bowling, helping others and was known to be very social and outgoing. She moved to back to Jefferson County in August 2000 and settled on Esplano Drive. Jo loved being back close to her family and hanging out with her sister and brother.

  Eula Jo will be missed by her loving sister, Linda Kay Kidwell O’Neal and her companion Dicky Jones of Vevay; by her nieces: Celisa “Ce Ce” O’Neal Griffin and her companion Keith Louden of Columbus, Indiana, Kim Kidwell Lytle of Deputy, Indiana, and Cheryl Mote and her husband Ronnie of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her nephews: Edwin “Eddie” Leo Kidwell, Jr. and his wife Kristen of Louisville, Kentucky and Barry O’Neal and his wife Georgette of Moorefield; by her sister-in-law, Eleanor Wiley Aldred of Fort Wayne, Indiana; by her brother-in-law, Elijah “Snookie” and Dottie Wiley of Jasper, Indiana; and by several great nieces, great nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, James Fredrick “Fred” Kidwell, who died on May 18th, 2005; by her mother, Margaret E. Tevis Kidwell, who died on February 12th, 1999; by her beloved husband of 47 years, Ronald L. Wiley, who died on December 14th, 2000; by her brother, Edwin Lee “Buck” Kidwell, who died on December 30th, 2017; and by her brother-in-law, Dr. Allen Wayne Aldred, who died on March 26th, 2017.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, January 17th, at 1 p.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg, Indiana.

  Friends may visit on Sunday, January 17th from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Hanover United Methodist Church or the Brooksburg Cemetery or Hospice of King’s Daughters’. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Richard Turko

  Richard Edward Turko, 83, of Finleyville, Pennsylvania, died on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 in Cambridge Creekside, Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

  He was born on March 15th, 1937 in Union Township, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Nancy Koba Turko.

  Richard faithfully attended Crossroads Ministries in Library, Pennsylvania.

  He retired from the United States Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard. For over 25 years, he was employed at US Steel, Northside until its closing.

  He was a member of the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. Richard had a love for tinkering, vegetable gardening and animals.

  He is survived by his son Jason and wife Kim Turko of Washington, Pennsylvania; by his daughter: Nancy Wolfram and husband Steve Pietracatello of Monongahela, Pennsylvania; by his three sisters: Genevieve Masoncupp and Gus Turko, both of Finleyville, Pennsylvania, and Cecelia Wadley of Florida; by his brother, Frank and wife Kathryn Turko of Finleyville Pennsylvania; by his brother-in-law, Tim Hillman and his wife Linn of Rising Sun; and numerous nieces and nephews.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Hillman Turko, who died on June 5th, 2013; by his three brothers: Joseph, Edward and John Turko; and by his two sisters: Agnes Turko and Patricia Pages.

  Friends were received on Friday, January 8th, at the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, Pennsylvania, where services were then held on Saturday, January 9th, with the Reverend Al Finney officiating. Interment followed in the Monongahela Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Area Humane Society, PO Box 66, Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 15330.

Richard ‘Dick’ Tankersley

  Richard H. “Dick” Tankersley, age 83, of Gilbert, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, January 9th, 2021, at 6:54 a.m. at the Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina.

  Dick entered this life on January 6th, 1938 in Bloomington, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Paul and Mildred Howard Tankersley. He was raised in the Canaan community and enjoyed farming. Dick graduated in 1957 from Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge.

  He was inducted into the United States Army and later was honorably discharged and transferred to the Reserves.

  On June 14th, 1959, Dick was united in marriage to Ila Mae Leach at the West Fork Baptist Church in Ripley County. This happy union of 61 years was blessed with a daughter: Susan Renae; and three sons: Richard, Ronald and Donald.

  He raised his family of the farm near Canaan, and retired after 32 years of service with Envirex (US Filter/Chain Belt) working as a brake press operator.

  He was a faithful member of the West Fork Baptist Church and later after moving to Gilbert, South Carolina in 1999 he became a member of the First Baptist Church in Gilbert.

  He enjoyed being a member of the Golf Club in South Carolina as well. He loved bowling, golfing, and tending to his farm.

  Dick will be missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Ila Mae Leach Tankersley of Gilbert, South Carolina; by his loving sons: Richard D. “Rick” Tankersley and his wife Jonetta of Madison, Ronald Tankersley and his wife Jennifer of Leesville, South Carolina, and Donald Tankersley and his wife Tammy of Canaan, Indiana; by his eight grandchildren; by his four step grandchildren; by his several great grandchildren and step great grandchildren; by his great great grandson and his step great great granddaughter; by his brother-in-law, Dave Lukenbill of Noblesville, Indiana; by his sister-in-law, Evelyn Bassett of Buckeye, Arizona; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Tankersley; by his mother, Mildred Howard Tankersley; by his daughter, Susan Renae Tankersley, who died on July 6th, 1989; by his sister, Paula Lukenbill; and by his granddaughter, Eva Renae Tankersley, who died on January 11th, 2018.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, January 15th, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Jim Scroggin at the Calvary Baptist Church, 2632 Michigan Road in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 near Madison.

  Friends may visit the family on Thursday, January 14th from 4-7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana; and on Friday, January 15th from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Calvary Baptist Church.

  A final salute will be conducted on Friday at the Calvary Baptist Church by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with military honors to follow at the graveside.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the First Baptist Church of Gilbert. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Stephen ‘Steve’ Sieglitz

  Stephen Christopher “Steve” Sieglitz, age 53, of Vevay, passed away on Thursday, January 7th, 2021, at his residence.

  Steve entered this life on February 15th, 1967 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was the loving son of Dr. John Chris Sieglitz and Sundra Lou (Penick) Whitham. He was raised in Vevay, and was a graduate of Switzerland County High School. Steve attended Indiana University of Bloomington, Indiana for pre-med optometry.

  He was raised in the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay.

  Steve was inducted into the United States Air Force, where he was a radio operator serving in the Desert Storm.

  Steve was united in marriage in Vevay to Cheryl Lynn Petty.

  He was formerly employed as a slot technician and slot tech manager for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana for several years. He also was employed for the Vevay Reveille for several years. Steve was currently employed as a casino database manager for Computer Integration Systems of Reno, Nevada for the past several years.

  He was a member of the Switzerland County Sportsman Club and helped the children in the 4-H Shooting Sports Education Program. Steve enjoyed photography, cooking, shooting guns, solar energy, ham radios and his telescope and drone.

  Steve will be deeply missed by his mother and step-father: Sundra Lou (Penick) and Floyd Whitham of Vevay; by his father and step-mother: Dr. John Chris and Carol Sieglitz of Vevay; by his brother, John Sieglitz of Vevay; by his step-brothers: Timothy Floyd Whitham and his wife Jayna of Edwardsville, Kansas, Thomas Courtney Whitham and his wife Melanie of Louisville, Kentucky, Travis Michael Whitham and his wife Rebecca of Louisville, Kentucky, and David Henninger and his wife Angie of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his step-son whom he helped raise, Alfred Blake Wheeles; by his paternal grandparents: Charles Worth and Lorraine E. (Pendry) Sieglitz; by his maternal grandparents: Luther Aaron Penick and Florence A. (Vice) Penick; and by his uncles: Fred Wayne Penick, Luther Allen “Butch” Penick, Jr. and Charles Edward Sieglitz.

  Graveside Services and Full Military Rites will be conducted on Friday, January 15th, at 1 p.m., at the New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise, Indiana by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396.

  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required along with social distancing.

  Memorial contributions may be made to an Endowment Fund In Memory Of Stephen Sieglitz c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Alberta Pickett

  Alberta Avalon (Wiley) Pickett, age 74, of Vevay, passed away at 11:47 a.m. on Saturday, January 9th, 2021, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Alberta entered this life on June 12th, 1946 in Florence, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Albert and Miriam Jeannette (Reeder) Wiley. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1964 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Alberta was united in marriage on November 15th, 1969 in Vevay, to Charles Brenen “Chuck” Pickett. Chuck and Alberta shared 51 years of marriage together until her death.

  Alberta was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for several years until its closing. She was later employed for Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky for 10 years.

  She was a member of the Florence Homemakers Club and the Florence Church of Christ. Alberta enjoyed reading, babysitting, socializing and laughing with her family and friends.

  Alberta will be missed by her husband, Charles Brenen “Chuck” Pickett of Vevay; by her daughter, Sheila Rininger and her husband Casey of Vevay; by her son, Steven Fields and his wife Anna of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren, Frank and Tiffany Rininger; by her step grandchildren: Clinton, Victoria, Jacob, Thomas, Casey and Brian; by her brother-in-law, Gene Heath of Anderson, Indiana; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Albert and Miriam Jeanette (Reeder) Wiley; by her brothers: Robert, Ivan and Norman Wiley; and by her sisters: Winifred Wiley, Mary Kay Truesdell, Joyce Noel and Alice Heath.

  Friends are invited to call on the family from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, January 15th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, January 15th, at 11 a.m., by Brother Roy Duckworth, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Florence Cemetery, Florence, Indiana.

  Due to COVID-19, masks are required along with social distancing. Due to Switzerland County being red zone we are limited to 25 attendees for the funeral.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Church of Christ. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Julia Johnson

  Julia Ethel (Jacobs) Johnson, age 91, of Berwyn, Illinois, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 7:02 p.m. on Thursday, January 7th, 2021, at the Oakridge Healthcare in Hillside, Illinois.

  Julia entered this life on February 14th, 1929 in Fairview, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Walston) Jacobs. She was raised in Switzerland County.

  Julia was united in marriage in December of 1954 in Chicago, Illinois to Joe Johnson, Jr. Julia and Joe shared nearly 53 years of marriage together until he passed away on August 29th, 2007.

  She was a wonderful homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Berwyn, Illinois. Julia enjoyed gardening and horticulture.

  Julia will be missed by her sons: Jeffrey Johnson of Berwyn, Illinois and Russell West of Kentucky; by her daughters: Theresa Smith and her husband Daren of Big Lake, Minnesota and Joyce West of Delware; by her grandchildren: Matthew, Steven, Joseph, Megan, Jessie, Charlie, Andrew and Erica; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Margaret (Walston) Jacobs; by her husband, Joe Johnson, Jr.; by her son, Charles “Chuckie” West; by her grandson, Mike; by her brothers: Warren T. Jacobs, Leroy Jacobs, Estall L. Jacobs and Loren “Dick” Jacobs; and by her sisters: Essie Leola “Dode” Furnish, Wilma “Cindy” Jacobs, Geraldine Mary Crawford, Margaret Keith and Edna “Betty” Johnson.

  Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, January 14th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 14th, at 1 p.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required along with social distancing at all services.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Dylan Goeringer

  Dylan Callie Goeringer, age 23, of Patriot, Dylan passed away at 11:35 p.m., Saturday, January 9th, 2021, in Patriot, Indiana.

  Dylan entered this life on November 23rd, 1997 in Munster, Indiana. He was the loving son of Roger John Goeringer and the late Beatrice Gwen (Joseph) Goeringer. He was raised in Gary, Indiana and was a 2016 graduate of the Switzerland County High School.

  Dylan was a former employee for Hilltop Basic Resources for one year and for Swiss Caps in Patriot, Indiana for three years.

  Dylan and his girlfriend, Karri Courtney were together since June 23rd, 2014.

  Dylan loved dogs and enjoyed fishing, working on cars and playing video games. Dylan will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.  

  Dylan will be missed by his father: Roger John Goeringer and his fiancée Juanita Baker of Patriot; by his sisters: Jennifer Joseph of Bryan, Ohio and Pamela Rademacher and her husband Edward of De Motte, Indiana; by his brother: Roger Alexander Goeringer and his wife Destiny of Patriot; by his nieces and nephews: Remington, Easton, Everleigh, Serenity and Tommy; and by his several aunts, uncles and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his mother: Beatrice Gwen (Joseph) Goeringer; and by his girlfriend, Karri Courtney.

  No services are being held at this time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Dylan Callie Goeringer Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

  Haskelll & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time. 

Linda Frederick

  Linda Kay (Bovard) Frederick, 75, of Rising Sun, passed away on Friday, January 8th, at St. Elizabeth-Dearborn Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Linda was born in Milan, Indiana on November 3rd, 1945, the daughter of the late Virginia (Baker) and Robert Kenny Bovard. She attended Vevay High School and went on to work as a gauger at Anchor Glass for 40 years and also bartended part time.

  She was a member of the Aurora Eagles, Aurora Moose and the Dillsboro American Legion. Linda greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, going on vacations with them and hanging out at the beloved family camp.

  Linda is survived by her daughters: Lucinda Kay Mangold (Daniel), of Vevay, Angela Long (Craig) of Versailles, Indiana, and Tammie Counts of Rising Sun; by her son, Pete Counts of Aurora, Indiana; by her step daughters: Sheila  Porter of Florida and Shamra Browning of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her sisters: Bonnie Bovard of Rising Sun, Connie Richter (David) of Rising Sun, Nanette Daws of Rising Sun, Suzanne Bovard of Valdosta, Georgia; Cindy Hudson (Tony) of Rising Sun, Joyce Allen (Bruce) of Bright, Indiana, Sheila Williams (Greg) of Florence, Kentucky, and Leisa Jensen (Jodi) of Haysville, North Carolina; by her brother, Herschel Bovard, of Aurora, Indiana; by her sisters-in-law: Sharon Bovard of Rising Sun and Deloris Bovard; by her grandchildren: Taylor Leach, Lindsey Mangold, Tyler Counts, Trey Long, Craig Steven Long, and Shyla Cantrell; by her great grandchildren: Dylan Leach, Bradley Leach, Abby Cantrell, Oliver Willis, Lilian Jester, and Landyn Jester; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by brothers: Johnny Bovard, Terry Bovard, Tommie Bovard, and Warren Bovard; by her sister Brenda Youger; by her half-brothers Bobby Bovard and Nathan Bovard; by her half-sister Barbara Armond; and by her brother-in-law Roy Daws.

  A memorial visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, January 15th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bovards’ Camp, checks made payable to Bonnie Bovard, for ongoing care and maintenance of the camp. 

Lawrence Dillion Elston

  Lawrence Dillion Elston, age 79, of Pendleton and Anderson, Indiana, formerly of Jeffersonville and Switzerland County and Jefferson County, Indiana, passed away at 11:01 p.m. on Saturday, January 9th, 2021, at the Anderson Community Hospital in Anderson, Indiana.

  Dillion entered this life on August 9th, 1941 in Brooksburg, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Clarence and Opal Laura (Brooks) Elston. He was raised on Dowell Ridge on the family farm in Jefferson County, Indiana and was a 1959 graduate of the Central High School in Madison.

  At the young age of 17, Dillion was inducted into the United States Army, serving from 1959-1964, and was honorably discharged.

  Dillion was united in marriage to the love of his life, Juanita Dawn Boggs on February 12th, 1965 at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. This happy union was blessed with three daughters: Dee Ann, Reverend Debra, and Damita. Dillion and Dawn shared nearly 56 years of marriage together until he passed away.

  Dillion was employed as a steel fitter and welder for Jeffboat in Jeffersonville, Indiana from 1965-1987. Dillion was later employed in maintenance for Greater Clark County Schools from 1987-1993.

  He was a member of the East Lynn Christian Church in Anderson, Indiana, Anderson Solar Masonic Lodge No. 734 F&AM, Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 and the Middletown Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 110. Dillion enjoyed working puzzles, working on small engines and mechanics. Most of all, Dillion enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and listening to his wife play the piano.

  Dillion will be deeply missed by his wife, Juanita Dawn (Boggs) Elston of Pendleton, Indiana; by his daughters: Dee Ann DeShon and her husband Jim of Pendleton, Indiana and Reverend Debra Harmon and her husband Reverend Robert of Muncie, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Robbie and Anna Ferguson of Pendleton, Indiana; by his step-grandchildren: Mathew DeShon and his wife Taina of Lexington, Kentucky, Brandon DeShon and his wife Brittany of St. Charles, Missouri, and Bryan DeShon of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; by his five step great-grandchildren; by his several nieces and nephews; by his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Janet E. Boggs of Vevay and Jerry and Linda Boggs of Bonita Springs, Florida.

  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Damita Elston; by his parents: Clarence and Opal Laura (Brooks) Elston; by his brothers: Earl Dean and Lloyd Keith Elston; by his sisters: Linda Sue Parker, Shirley Mae Elston, and Donna Lou Layne; by his niece, Jennifer Lynn Boggs; by his nephew, Grant Boggs; and by his great-nephew, Trevor Kyle Boggs.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, January 12th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Private family only Funeral Services were conducted on Tuesday, January 12th, at the funeral home. Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 and the Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM conducted services.

  Interment and full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Masonic Lodge No. 122, Anderson Solar Masonic Lodge No. 734 F&AM, Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407, Middletown Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 110, East Lynn Christian Church or the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Jamie Cohen

  Jamie Lea Cohen, age 44, of Vevay, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021, at her residence.

  Jamie entered this life on June 4th, 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Edwin Walter Anthony Bartholomew Cohen, and Melinda Ann Katherine (West) Bradford. She was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended Norwood High School and Scarlet Oaks Trade School.

  Jamie was formerly employed for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana for five years.

  She attended Riverview Baptist Church near Vevay. Jamie enjoyed reading, watching TV, playing trivia, listening to music, riding her bike and spending time with her loving family.

  Jamie will be missed by her daughter, Taylor Cohen and her companion Billy Rogers of Taylor Mill, Kentucky; by her son, Garret Anthony Thee of Vevay; by her grandson, Liam Rogers of Taylor Mill, Kentucky; by her sisters: Rebecca Mattke and her husband Troy of Vevay, Jodi Cohen and her companion Matt Beach of Warsaw, Kentucky, Maggie Mullins of Vevay, and Allison Bradford and her companion David Roghelia of Frankfort, Kentucky; by her brother, Jason Cohen and his wife Heather of Madison; by her nephews and niece: Gaige Cohen, Caeson Cohen, Leland Roghelia and Hannah Beach; and by her great-nieces: Antoinette and Raelynne.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin Walter Anthony Bartholomew Cohen and Melinda Ann Katherine (West) Bradford; by her maternal-grandparents: James Sylvester and Irene Una (McClinton) West; and by her paternal-grandparents: Walter and Lois (Campbell) Cohen.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, January 13th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Garret Thee and Maggie Mullins Fund c/o Jodi Bolden. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Kenneth Clemons

  Kenneth J. Clemons, 84, of Versailles, Indiana, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, January 10th, 2021 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville, Indiana.

  He was born near Madison on February 24th, 1936, the son of Elbert and Frances Jackson Clemons.

  He was married to Jean Holman on June 21st, 1971, and she preceded him in death on December 30th, 2011.

  Kenneth is survived by his son: Bob (Courtney) Clemons of Osgood, Indiana; and by his daughter: Mary Frances (Robert) Creazzo of Fountaintown, Indiana.

  In addition to his wife, Jean, Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents.

  Kenneth was a 1954 graduate of Vevay High School and was an Army veteran. He was a former mail carrier in Vevay and for several years he and Jean delivered the Indianapolis Star and News in the Versailles area.

  Kenny was a former columnist for the Versailles Republican with his weekly sports column ‘Splinters’ and for several years was the driver examiner for the local BMV branch. He was also a former little league coach in Versailles and was active in local Republican politics.

  Kenny was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ.

  Funeral services were held on Friday, January 15th at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, with Randy Thieman officiating. Burial was in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation was held on Friday prior to the time of the service.

  Memorials may be given to the Activities Fund at the Manderley Health Care Center in care of the funeral home.

Betty Chase

  Betty Jean (Scott) Chase, age 84, of Fairview, Indiana, passed away at 1:34 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, at the Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Betty entered this life on August 19th, 1936 in Markland, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of, Herschel F. Scott and Clara (Chase) Scott White, both of whom preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she attended Patriot High School.

  At the young age of 16, Betty was united in marriage to Darrel Edwin Chase, and this happy union was blessed with two sons: Jerry who passed away on February 24th, 1968; and Jack who passed away on July 11th, 2016. Betty and Darrel shared nearly 67 years of marriage together until he passed away on January 7th, 2020.

  Betty was employed for the Allensville School and Pleasant School where she was a cook and drove the food van. Betty was later employed as the cafeteria supervisor for the Switzerland County Elementary School in East Enterprise, Indiana.

  She was a member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church near Pleasant, Indiana.

  Betty enjoyed cooking, crocheting, shopping, gossiping, mowing, ceramics and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing euchre, badminton and croquet.

  Betty leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter-in-law, Jill Chase of Fairview; her granddaughters: Tina Girton and her husband Jerry of Vevay, Cassandra Rachelle Chase of Pleasant, Crystal Richmer and her husband Andy of Madison, and Cayla Rogers and her husband Ben of Bennington; her great-grandchildren: Christopher and Sam Girton, Carson and Caleb Byrd, Jack Richmer, and Elsie and Ada Rogers; her great-great-grandchild, Elias Daniel Len Girton; her brother, Bill Scott of Rochester Hills, Michigan; her sister, Darlene White of Rising Sun; her sister-in-law, Marietta Crandell of Moorefield; and her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Herschel F. Scott and Clara (Chase) Scott White; by her husband, Darrel Edwin Chase; by her sons: Jerry Dale Chase and Jack Lee Chase; and by her brothers: Earl Scott, Aaron Scott, Charles Edward Scott and Jess “Junie” White, Jr.

  Friends may call on Sunday, January 10th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Private Family Only Funeral Services were conducted on Monday, January 11th, at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Elementary School for the children’s lunch program. Cards are available at the funeral home.